Prof. Moshe Oren


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Prof. Moshe Oren Dean, Biology Faculty

Prof. Moshe Oren embarked on his scientific career at the Institute as a Ph.D. student in 1973. He is world renowned for his research into the p53 protein, whose mal-function is an important factor in the formation of more than 50 percent of all cancer tumors. In work initiated during a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University and completed after his return to the Weizmann Institute in 1981, he cloned the gene encoding the p53 protein. Working with other Institute scientists, he has since made several cardinal discoveries on the workings of this protein. He serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. His many awards include the Leukemia Society of America Scholarship, the Feher Award for Medical Research, the Abisch-Frenkel Prize for Excellence in the Life Sciences and the Sergio Lombroso Award in Cancer Research.